Daniel A. Reidy

Founding Partner

 

Upon receiving his J.D. from the University of San Francisco (USF), Dan began his legal career at Owen Wickersham & Erickson as a copyright and trademark litigation attorney.  An entrepreneur at heart, Dan left the firm in 1990 to start his own practice and never looked back.  

Dan has successfully represented hundreds of clients in intellectual property litigation and transactions.  One notable case that Dan helmed was the filing of a copyright infringement class action case on behalf of freelance authors against a Knight-Ridder subsidiary for selling thousands of authors’ articles without their permission.  After several years of hard-fought litigation and multiple favorable rulings, Dan negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement that resulted in significant payments to hundreds of infringed authors. 

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In addition to his litigation experience, Dan has successfully negotiated countless intellectual property transactions involving the licensing, and acquisition of major brands and entertainment properties. Before shifting his focus to wine, beer and spirits brands in 2008, as an entertainment attorney Dan negotiated and procured highly valuable exclusive rights for his clients from such artists as The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Taylor Swift, U2, Sting, The Police and many more. Now Dan proudly represents many of Napa and Sonoma’s finest wine brands, and he could not be happier!

At Reidy Law Group, Dan focuses on brand and wine sales acquisitions and intellectual property matters.

When not playing ball or riding dirt bikes with his son, Dan tends to his olive orchard and produces killer olive oil for friends and family (and clients!).

 

 

Luisa M. Bonachea

Partner

 

Born and raised in New York City, Luisa moved to California after graduating cum laude from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and receiving her J.D. from George Washington’s School of Law.  

Luisa began practicing law at the San Francisco office of Reed Smith LLP.  Luisa's practice focused primarily on financial services and intellectual property litigation.  She appeared and argued in court and obtained favorable rulings in dozens of cases, defended numerous depositions, managed discovery in a high-profile litigation, and successfully led numerous settlement negotiations.

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Luisa is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.  Her combined love of travel and wine led her to Napa where she now focuses on the firm's domestic and international trademark practice.  

Luisa provides counsel on brand selection, trademark protection and enforcement, strategic planning for brand portfolios, registration maintenance, infringement matters and litigation, as well as issues related to copyrights, publicity rights, content licensing and company formations. Luisa regularly handles trademark clearance searches, worldwide registration, and infringement matters and has represented clients in proceedings at the USPTO, TTAB, WIPO and in state and federal courts.

Luisa also produces wine under her label, Etxea Wines, and is on the Board of Directors of Puertas Abiertas, a community resource center in Napa.

 

 

 

Tara DoraN MUccitelli

Trademark Paralegal 

 

Tara joined Reidy Law Group after returning to her hometown of Napa from Los Angeles.

Tara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in rhetoric from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  Upon graduating from college, Tara entered the legal field working in Napa as an assistant for a litigation attorney.  After relocating to Los Angeles, Tara earned her Paralegal Certification from UCLA and worked at the Beverly Hills intellectual property firm of Cislo & Thomas, LLP handling the firm’s international trademarks and patents.

A consummate consumer, Tara has always been interested in trademark law and brand development, and brings nearly eight years of intellectual property law experience.

In her spare time, Tara enjoys the new adventures of home ownership with her husband, son, dog, cat, and tries to keep the plants alive in her garden.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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